Early REALizations

The first month of the semester reminded me of some things.

1. Decisions demand responsibility.

Choosing her class means becoming seriously responsible. In a class that would determine whether one would graduate or not, procrastination must be a foreign word. Discipline, excellence and perseverance are what the subject requires. I chose this, and I must take responsibility of whatever decision I made, because if I don’t, I will break the hearts of those people I have made a promise to. And that promise is to graduate on time.

2. I am in UP.

Reading the weekly blog entries of my batch mates reminds me that I am indeed in UP. OrCom has done a great job. And I believe on our last year as undergrad students, our future OrCom experiences will really teach us and test us until we become ready and really equipped.

3. I am running out of time.

My grandmother and my aunt visited Manila to consult a doctor. I have noticed they have grown really old. I could remember the time when my Lola would chase me when I was a kid because I did something naughty. Now, I seldom hear her talk. I need to be rich soon, I thought. People who took care of me and my siblings are getting old. We want to show them that all the effort and time they sacrificed are all worth it. We want to give back before it’s too late.

4. Keeping my body healthy will really help.

There are many things to do, and keeping my body healthy will enable me to accomplish these things. I can’t afford to be sick when there are deadlines to beat every week.

5. I am not alone.

I am really thankful for the people around me. I think I am blessed to have friends, classmates, mentors, relatives, and a family who really make me feel that I am not alone.

6. Taking risks might be scary, but you’ll be thankful for it in the end.

7. I need to work fast. Or else I’ll be left behind.

When you cannot make yourself do assignments and projects earlier, find people who are really diligent and spend time with them. Diligence can be contagious.

I believe there are more REALizations to come. The school year has just begun. 🙂

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5 thoughts on “Early REALizations

  1. kimmy, i do agree with you that decisions demand responsibility. there are some choices that are irrevocable, just like the choice of adviser for the thesis. until now, i still blame myself for choosing a smooth and hassle-free enrollment than to change the adviser that the OCS chose for me. 😦

    and yes, there are more realizations to come. we are in our crucial year. every choice that we make will determine our future. 🙂

    p.s.
    you can always count on me! you are my first ever friend in college, remember? 🙂 ok, i am starting to become cheesy now.

    1. Jen,

      I believe you’re in her class for a very good reason (maybe to graduate on time?)

      Yes, you’re my first close friend in college too! And lately, we’re not spending a lot of time together. 😦
      Let’s have sleepovers after this sem. 🙂

  2. hi kimmy! 🙂

    yes, in her class, procrastination must be a foreign word and aren’t we glad we’re being trained like that? 😀 Indeed OrCom has done a great job and is continually doing so. But more than getting the great training and all, everything’s also about our attitude towards things. And I could say I’m having a great time being formed and molded in this way. We need this actually, right? So, just smile, my friend, ‘coz as you said, you’re not alone. And you’ll never be. 😉

    1. Sha, we really need this. that’s why knowing the risks, I still chose this path. haha. The attitude, is what I’m still working on. I should really embrace and love her class and everything we are supposed to do. Malaki ang magagawa kung talagang mahal mo yung ginagawa mo. 🙂

  3. I would like to add a description on your 6th point: Taking risks might be scary, but you’ll be thankful for it in the end.
    As what Mr Geiser of Geiser-Maclang noted in his interview for the OC 152 presentation of Jody’s group last Saturday, positive and negative are not useful terms, because no matter how good or bad the situation gets, in the end what you have is opportunity. A good result is an opportunity to go another level; a bad result is an opportunity to do better. If you use the terms positive and negative, you’ll always run from risks and remain in your comfort zone. The crucial point is this: if you don’t take risks, you’ll get nowhere. You mentioned your fears, your goals, your responsibilities. But if you won’t take risks, you’ll end up consumed by your own unREAListic fears.
    As an Orcom student and as a Conqueror, it’s a must for you to go out of your comfort zone. Take risks and level up your faith; it will be all worth it. 🙂

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